Monday, March 28, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: A Short Review

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is the latest addition to the Assassin's Creed series, the release date being November 16th 2010. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal primarily with the multiplayer being developed by Ubisoft Annecy.

This is going to be a bit briefer than my previous reviews mainly because this isn't really Assassin's Creed 3, but more of a 2.5 edition. The plot continues the story of Ezio Auditore and his fight against the Borgia. The entire game takes place in Rome and it is an amazing feeling to climb places such as the Colosseum.

The plot in this game takes a dive from the last game, it's slightly less engaging and overall more boring. It's still a great story, far better than a lot of the rubbish out there, just not as great as the second game.

The problems of the second game are still here with the clunky movement at times and combat is still insanely easy.

But where the game really shines is the multiplayer. I have to give it up to Ubisoft Annecy, this is one game series I never thought would have multiplayer. The multiplayer in this game is extremely innovative; I can't think of another game like it.

In an age of Call of Duty and CoD clones, this mutliplayer is a refreshing smack in the face. It's still extremely competitive and you're still killing other players. But just like in the single player campaign you're rewarded by using stealth and sneakiness to assassinate your opponents. Ubisoft implemented a leveling system that rewards you with more weapons, skills, perks, and character models to choose from, although I'm not a fan of most leveling systems it still seems pretty fair and balanced. The times I've played it's rare to run into other players that out level you by more than 3 levels.

Overall it's a great game and the multiplayer alone is well worth the $60 price tag that it released at.


  1. Great game, but I beat it waaay too fast. I miss the old games where you'd have to invest some serious time into a game before you mastered it.

  2. Idaho: I agree. Sadly enough those days are gone. These new games you're lucky to sink in 8hrs anymore. Prices keep going up and content keeps shrinking

  3. I was disappointed when I saw this was being pumped out in just a year, but it actually does look great, especially with the addition of multiplayer.